SARY CHELEK LAKE
Bishkek - Ala Archa - Suusamyr - Sary Chelek - Arashan - Karakol - Bishkek
Day 1 - Arrival in Aeroflot flight in the afternoon
Short sightseeing tour by car in Bishkek. Highlights include the ORIENTAL BAZAAR, WHITE HOUSE, ALA-TOO SQUARE, STATE OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE, POBEDA SQUARE and ORTHODOX CHURCH. After city tour we go to our accommodation. Versal hotel accommodation.
Day 2 - Bishkek - Ala Archa National Park - Bishkek
Day trip to Ala-Archa National park, mountain walking. This park, a wide beautiful valley of the Ala-Archa river became a protected area in 1976 and is home to over 170 animal species. There are plenty of walking and trekking opportunities in the park. Accommodation in guest house.
Day 3 - Trip Bishkek to Chichkan valley
Early departure. Stop in the way at Chichkan valley. Mountain walk. Overnight in Hotel Ak-Ilbirs. (incl.: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 - Chichkan valley to Sary Chelek Lake (560 km)
Esarly departure. We do continue to Sary Chelek. Accommodation in tents.
Day 5 - Sary Chelek Lake
Full day at Sary Chelek for hiking. The lake itself is situated some 1873 meters above sea level, it stretches for some 7.5 kilometers , varying in width from 350 m . to 1500 m . and it at its deepest point reaches a depth of 234 m – it is the second deepest lake in Kyrgyzstan . The shoreline is deeply indented and lined by steep forested slopes – which descend into the depths of the lake. Accommodation in tents.
Day 6 - Drive from Sary Chelek to the Susamyr valley (450 km).
Early departure to Susamyr valley. Excursion around Susamyr Valley, mountain walk. Overnight in yurt camp,
Day 7 - Drive to Kochkor village
Today we make the journey to Kochkor, via Kyzyl Oi. Visit to a handicraft factory in Kochkor. Overnight in guest house.
Day 8 – Kochkor- Djety Oguz- Karakol.
Transfer to Karakol by the south shore of Isyk Kul lake. Before arrival in Karakol we visit SKAZKA VALLEY. In Kadji Say village you will visit Eagle Man where you will see Eagle hunting display show. DJETY-OGUZ valley in the afternoon, the famous 'Valley of Seven Bulls'. After a leisure to admire the glowing red, sandy cliffs you will be driven to Karakol Accommodation in yurt in Yurt Camp Turkestan, located in center of town.
Day 9 - Horseback trip to Altyn-Arashan valley.
One-day Horseback trip to Altyn-Arashan valley. Walking around, taking bathes with hot springs. Back to Karakol. Overnight in Turkestan Yurt Camp. Dinner in the Dungan Family.
Day 10 - City-tour in Karakol.
After breakfast city-tour in Karakol. Highlights include the ORTHODOX HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, CHINESE MOSQUE and PRZHEVALSKY MEMORIAL (erected in honour of one of the Tien-Shan's greatest explorers), Livestock Market, Sunday Bazaar. Afternoon by free to rest, or to contract optional activities as Kalmyk excursion (to be paid by clients – not included in the package). Overnight inTurkestan Yurt Camp.
Day 11 - Return to Bishkek.
Early departure to Bishkek via petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata and the historical Burana Tower (11 c.). Optional Rafting at Chui river (to be paid). Accommodation in Guest House.
Day 12 - Transfer to Airport. Flight home.
Departure in Aeroflot flight in the morning
All transfers upon Itinerary
Full also includes:
Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel/gues thouse
Accommodation in Bishkek in Versal hotel, dbl, 3 nights
City tour in Bishkek, including entrance fees
City tour in Karakol, including entrance fees
Excursion to Djety-Oguz + Eagle hunting display show
One-day excursion to Altyn Arashan on Horses
One-day excursion to Ala-Archa + entrance fees
Transfer Karakol - petroglyphs - Burana - Bishkek
Excursion to Burana Tower and petroglyphs, entrance fees
Accommodation in guest house in Kochkor, 1 night
Accommodation in yurt camp in Suusamyr, 1 night
Transfer Susamyr - Kochkor - Karakol
Trip from Bishkek to Sary Chelek lake
Accommodation in tent at Sary Chelek lake, 2 nights
Transfer Sary Chelek lake - Suusamyr
Accommodation in yurts in Yurt Camp Turkestan, 3 nights
Transfer to airport
Food for the whole program (3 meals a day)
International airline tickets,
Insurance and other medical subcosts;
Additional excursions, not mentioned in the program;
Personal extras like luggage overweight;
laundry, phone, fax, e-mail services; alcohol drinks; mini bar and other extra services at the hotels;
Charges in hotels for additional services;
Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
Camera fees, charged separately by museums.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our guests and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. We will carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.